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Study on Buckling of Stiff Thin Films on Soft Substrates as Functional Materials


Abstract In engineering, buckling is mechanical instability of walls or columns under compression and usually is a problem that engineers try to prevent. In everyday life buckles (wrinkles) on different substrates are ubiquitous -- from human skin to a rotten apple they are a commonly observed phenomenon. It seems that buckles with macroscopic wavelengths are not technologically useful; over the past decade or so, however, thanks to the widespread availability of soft polymers and silicone materials micro-buckles with wavelengths in submicron to micron scale have received increasing attention because it is useful for generating well-ordered periodic microstructures spontaneously without conventional lithographic techniques. This thesis investigates ... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Ma, Teng (Author) / Jiang, Hanqing (Advisor) / Yu, Hongyu (Committee member) / Yu, Hongbin (Committee member) / Poon, Poh Chieh Benny (Committee member) / Rajagopalan, Jagannathan (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Materials Science / buckling / PDMS grating / silicon-anode-based lithium ion battery / soft contact optical lithography / stretchable piezoelectric device
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 108 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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